Caproni Vizzola F.6

The Caproni Vizzola F.6 was a World War II-era Italian fighter aircraft built by Caproni. It was a single-seat, low-wing cantilever monoplane with retractable landing gear. Only two prototypes were built, one designated F.6M and the other designated F.6Z.


Caproni Vizzola F.6
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Caproni, Milan
Origin Italy
Country Name Origin Year
Italy 1941
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Caproni, Milan 2 View

Variants

  • F.6M : First prototype, powered by a German-built Daimler-Benz DB 605A engine
  • F.6Z : Second prototype, powered by a Isotta-Fraschini Zeta R.C.25/60 engine
  • F.7 : An extensively revised F.6 powered by a 1175 h.p. Alfa Romeo R.A.1000 R.C.44-la Monsonie (Monsoon), (license-built DB 601A-l) engine. Development abandoned with the September 1943 armistice.

Role Fighter
Manufacturer Caproni
First flight F.6M: September 1941
F.6Z: August 1943
Primary user Regia Aeronautica
Number built 2


General characteristics

  • Crew: One person
  • Length: 9.15 m (30 ft 0 in) (F.6Z 9.01 m (30 ft))
  • Wingspan: 11.35 m (37 ft 3 in) (F.6Z 11.82 m (39 ft))
  • Height: 3.02 m (9 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 18.81 m2 (202.5 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 6.85
  • Empty weight: 2,265 kg (4,993 lb) (F.6Z 3,348 kg (7,381 lb))
  • Gross weight: 2,885 kg (6,360 lb) (F.6Z 4,092 kg (9,021 lb))
  • Powerplant: 1 × Daimler-Benz DB 605A V-12 inverted liquid-cooled piston engine, 1,099 kW (1,474 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 569 km/h (354 mph; 307 kn) at 5,000 m (16,404 ft) (F.6Z 630 km/h (391 mph))
  • Range: 950 km (590 mi; 513 nmi) at 477 kmh (296 mph) (F.6Z 1,370km (851 miles))
  • Wing loading: 155.4 kg/m2 (31.8 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 2.63 kg/kW

Armament

  • Guns: 3 (F.6Z) or 4 (F.6M) × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) forward-firing Breda-SAFAT machine guns

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